Fair Harbor Author:Joseph C Lincoln Captain Sears Kendrick, young but already a veteran of the sea, returned to his home town broke and a temporary cripple. His savings had been wiped out by unfortunate investments and his leg had been broken in a railroad wreck. When a job was offered him, he accepted, after some hesitation. — Cap'n Sears' hesitation was understandable. He became ... more »the manager of Fair Harbor, The Home For Mariner's Women, meaning the widows, sisters, and daughters of men lost at sea. Here is a situation of the richest humorous possibilities, which only Joseph C Lincoln's skillful hands can do full justice to. A sea captain, kindest, gruffest, shyest and most human of souls, set down as director of a group of cantankerous women, such a group of quaint, laughable characters as only Lincoln could picture!
The sign in front of the home read:
Without, the stormy winds increase,
Within the harbor all is peace.
That Cap'n Sears found peace at Fair Harbor cannot be said. That he did find romance is one of the pleasantest parts of this vastly entertaining book.« less